Friday, 27 March 2009

Ginger and Paprika Cod with Prawn Rice

Receita em Português AQUI

Recipe Ingredients: (Enough food for 4)
  • 300grs rice
  • 4 fresh cod fillets (skinless)
  • 1 piece of ginger the size of 2 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 4 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 200grs prawn (uncooked and pealed)
  • 1 onion (very finely diced)
  • 1 courgette (diced)
  • 1/2 green pepper (diced)
  • 1 soup spoon of turmeric
  • 1/2 tea spoon of cayenne pepper
  • 2 soup spoons of tomato concentrate
  • 1 fish stock (knorr or Oxo or similar)
  • a little olive oil
  • (optional a little chorizo, diced)
Marinade the fish rubbing on it a mixture of two garlic cloves with some olive oil a little salt and pepper, paprica and ginger, on both sides, and let it flavour for at least half hour.

On a pan you need to cook the rice, which will take about 10-12. Cook it until is virtually cooked but not quite done, drain it and while draining it run some boiling water through it as this will remove the excess starch as well as leaves it wanting to absorb the rest it needs to finish cooking, this is so that when you add the sauce it swells the rest and acquires fully the sauce flavour as if it was cooked in it, just without the stodginess.

In a pan you put a little olive oil together with the onion, pepper, remaining 2 garlic cloves, cayenne, salt and pepper. So you cook these until the onion is slightly browned, at this stage you add the courgette the 2 spoons of tomato concentrate "diluted in a little water", and the fish stock, let it all boil for about 15 minutes, at the end of that add now the prawns (and optionally the chorizo) let it cook for a further 3-4 minutes (not any longer or the prawn will go rubbery) and is ready to serve after you add the rice to the sauce give it a stir, put the lid on and let it rest around 2-3 minutes.

Obviously controlling the time, you will have started the fish while doing the sauce even though this one is quite quick to do. Put a skillet or frying pan that can go in the oven, on the stove with a little olive oil, once hot add the fish, and quickly seal it around 2 minutes on each side, then you stick the fish in the oven preheated to 180 Celsius (gas mark 4) for about 10 minutes. And that is as simple as it gets.. A wonderful easy and very healthy economical meal.


Anonymous said...

Nice flavors for the cod! I haven't seen you online for a while!

Anna said...

Gracias, por tu visita a mi blog, mira que pronto te estoy visitando yo. Me encanta tu blog, tiene muy buenas recetas y este plato de Ginger and Paprica te ha quedado delicioso.


Donna-FFW said...

Sounds absolutely fantastic!! I wish I could try some!

Ricardo said...

Cheers 5 Star, yeah I am sorry for absence, but I am in the process of either getting a new job or retraining for a new job, so that has been taking quite a little of my time...but I assure you and everyone one thing...I'll never abandon my blog nor my followers, I feel I created a lot of friendships which you one of them...thank you so much for your support and lovely comment :D xxx

Anna , gostei muito da tua visita, não sei se sabes mas também tenho um blog em Português se achas mais fácil, para o encontrares clica no meu perfil ou em cima de uma das receitas em Inglês aonde diz em Português AQUI. hehe brigada pelo comento e visita. hehe :D

Ricardo said...

Thank you Donna, is nice to see you back here, and I love your comments.. cheers!! xxx

Chef E said...

Yes, I miss you too my latin and handsome chef friend! I made Paella last night with the largest or should I say colossal prawns I had ever seen...

Yours reminds me of how tasty a recipe is like this and leftovers are waiting for me in the fridge!!!

Ricardo said...

I hope you put that on you blog so I can have a look...Yup tasty food always ..thanks for your continued support and flattery....I love it :D xx

Alexandra Moura said...

Looks very nice,beijocas doces.

Sophie said...

Ricardo, this dish looks deliciously yummie :)!! Love it!!

Grace said...

to me, ginger is such a unique spice to use here--i love it! beautiful dish, ricardo. :)

Ricardo said...

Many thanks to: Alexis, Sophie and Grace for your generous comments and support. :D xxx

recipe man said...

looks great! im sure to try this out soon.
nice post!

recipe man said...

looks great! im sure to try this out soon. nice post!

Ricardo said...

Nice one recipe man, you liked it so much you posted it twice... hehe thanks for visit and comment. Rico :D

Tangled Noodle said...

I'm a fan of any rice recipe but this is particularly delicious-looking with the cod and prawns. Perfect for Friday dinner!

Ricardo said...

Luv ya, Tangled was really nice of you that lovely comment and your presence here. :D

raquel said...

i love the prawn rice! and the cod looks delicious.

Ricardo said...

Thank you Raquel, appreciated, both your visit and comment..which was generous. :D xx

Anonymous said...

It looks so yummy! I would defiantly give it a try!

Ricardo said...

Thank you SimplyHeaven, sorry about delay in posting to appear, you comment and visit were and will always be appreciated. :D

Ana Powell said...

Adorei esta sugestão.
Excelente receita.
Muito bem apresentada x

Ricardo said...

Muito brigada Ana sabes que dou valor as tuas opiniões. Brigada pela visita e comento..Sabes que também esta em Português no outro blogue. Jinhos xxx

SaraLynn said...

Looks splendid and very inviting!

Ricardo said...

Thank you SO much SaraLynn, very nice and generous comment.thx for visit too. :D xx

Christelle said...

Ginger and paprika, interesting association :))

Ricardo said...

Cheers my friend Christelle, appreciated :) xxx


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